The NIMH-funded Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS) is a multi-site clinical research study examining the short- and long-term effectiveness of an antidepressant medication and psychotherapy alone and in combination for treating depression in adolescents ages 12 to 17. This page provides information about the study.
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News about TADS
- Science Update (November 18, 2009): Long-term Depression Treatment Leads to Sustained Recovery for Most Teens
- Science Update (May 29, 2009): Searching for Risk Factors of Suicidal Events During Antidepressant Treatment
- Science Update (Jan 15, 2009): Adolescents with Depression Not Harmed in Studies Using Placebo
- Science Update (April 8, 2008): Maintenance Treatment Crucial for Teens' Recovery from Depression
- Press Release (October 1, 2007): Depressed Adolescents Respond Best to Combination Treatment
- Press Release (Aug 17, 2004): Combination Treatment Most Effective in Adolescents with Depression
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Depression in Children and Adolescents
- Antidepressant Medications for Children and Adolescents: Information for Parents and Caregivers
- Clinical trial information about the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS) from ClinicalTrials.govExternal Link: Please review our disclaimer.
- Limited Access Dataset from TADS
Surgeon General Reports
- “Children and Mental Health”External Link: Please review our disclaimer. — Chapter Three from Mental Health: Report of the Surgeon General
- Report of the Surgeon General’s Conference on Children's Mental Health: A National Action AgendaExternal Link: Please review our disclaimer.
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